Kidney function evaluation in critically ill patients


  • Maxime Desgrouas Médecine Intensive Réanimation, Centre Hospitalier d’Orléans, 14 Avenue de l’Hôpital, 45100 Orléans
  • Charlotte Salmon Gandonnière CHRU de Tours, Médecine Intensive Réanimation, CRICS-TRIGGERSEP F-CRIN research network, Tours, France



acute kidney injury, diuresis, creatinine, critical care


Acute kidney injury is a frequent issue among critically ill patients, responsible for serious short and long-term outcomes. AKI diagnosis is tricky as it relies on repeated measurement of creatinine and urine output, values that can both be biased. However, assessing acute kidney injury is essential to prevent further worsening of renal function and its consequences. This paper thus clarifies the different ways to assess renal function in critical care and how to carefully interpret them.




How to Cite

Desgrouas, M., & Salmon Gandonnière, C. (2022). Kidney function evaluation in critically ill patients. Médecine Intensive Réanimation, 31(1), 1–10.